It’s been a long time since the Randolph High School girls basketball teams hoisted a conference championship trophy, twelve years to be exact, but that will change this season. With a win over Princeton-Green Lake on Monday night, the Rockets secured the Trailways West Conference championship and their first league title since 2009 when they shared the Trailways East crown with Markesan.
“That was absolutely the #1 goal coming in. It’s been a 12-year stretch since our girls won a title in the conference. It’s our goal every year.” Rockets coach Chad Kaufman told Dailydodge.com. “This year coming in we knew we had a good chance if we went out and played hard every night and executed. And to the girls credit they did a great job so far. We have a long way to go in finishing up our regular season and postseason, but getting a conference championship was a good benchmark for them.”
With the pandemic, conference officials decided that only the first meeting between two teams would count toward the league championship rather than the full round robin slate. So, with Monday’s 62-31 win at Princeton-Green Lake, Randolph completed a 7-0 run verse league opponents to win the crown.
Randolph (13-1 overall, 9-0 Trailways West) is extremely deep, with coach Kaufman going 10 players deep on regular basis. Sophomore Jorey Buwalda (17p, 10r) leads a talented crew of players including; Presley Buwalda (11p), Rylea Alvin (9p, 8r), Mya Moldenhauer (7p), Maddie DeVries (7p), Abby Katsma (6p), Brianna Baird (5p), , Savannah Duckett 93p), Carizma Muth (3p) and Brandi Fuller (3p).
Randolph travels to Montello tonight.
Click the link below to hear a full interview with Rockets coach Chad Kaufman
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